Wow, this video has totally screwed up my brain

This is not an optical illusion, but it takes advantage of exactly the same principles that make optical illusions work: Our eyes and brain don't scan reality like a camera does. Instead, the brain interprets external inputs, building its own reality. No spoilers, just watch. » 3/03/15 9:51am 3/03/15 9:51am

In The Future, Speed Bumps Will Be Replaced With Children

Vancouver's experimenting with a new speed control creation near École Pauline Johnson Elementary — a painted optical illusion which drivers see as a little girl chasing a ball into traffic. Creepy. We'll call them "Child Bumps." (H/t to Byran!) [DiscoverMagazine] » 9/08/10 3:00pm 9/08/10 3:00pm